aka Tesnota First screened in October 2017
Director: Kantemir Balagov. Cast: Darya Zhovnar, Veniamin Kats, Olga Dragunova, Atrem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov. Screenplay: Anton Yarush and Kantemir Balagov. Twitter Capsule:
Tough drama that touches raw nerves around patriarchy, sexuality, and cultural identity. Powerfully shot and structured.
The examinations of Jewish and Kabardian culture are eye-opening, while hardly documentary. Takes chances in plotting, theme, and structure.